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Reviewed 20 January 2021

Overall experience was excellent. A group of four, two to a unit, had everything we could want. The location is a springboard to the greater Nelson/Tasman area with easy access for day trips from Nelson City to the Abel Tasman.

Tony and Ru are wonderful hosts with nothing too much trouble and recognising our daughters birthday was a lovely touch and greatly appreciated.

We enjoyed a week of wonderful weather and cooling off in the pool was just what was needed. We also took advantage of the outdoor table, chairs and umbrella which was ideal for lunch, nibbles and drinks.

Our rooms were tidy and comfortable with an ongoing upgrade to units making the stay even more comfortable- we stayed for a weekend in early December and changes were noticeable.

The local bakery, Thai Tahuna and Smugglers restaurant are well worth a visit (or two or three) and for those with a taste for fast food, The Sands Fish and Chip shop, Maccas, KFC and Pizza are all within easy walk.

Tahuna Beach, one of the best beaches in the country, is just a gentle walk away.

We are regular guests over a long period and the experience we enjoy will see us continuing to return.

Room tip: Different size rooms to suit your circumstances.
Date of stay: January 2021
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Thank Alan B
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Apex Motor Lodge, General Manager at Apex Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2021

Hello and thank you for taking the time to put on another great review.
We are pleased that returning guest can see the improvements we are making to the outdoor as well as the indoor .
We were impressed that daughter had her birthday here but not only that but she all so celebrated her 15th as well Having the photos of that time in the same room, Priceless.
She was very brave with meeting our fur-babies as she doesn't like dogs.
We are so lucky to have great Restaurants and Bars surrounding us and of course the great Tahunanui Beach.
We hope to see all of you again especially the who couldn't make it from England Due to Covid.
Kindest Regards Tony & Ru

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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

Brilliant motel in every aspect! The apartment was cosy, functional and squeaky clean. We picked the place at random but we couldn't have hoped for a better location. The motel was within walking distance from the beach, the playground and the funpark. There seemed to be some nice restaurants and bars close by but they were closed for Christmas.
Last but not least, despite the festive season, the place was wonderfully quiet and we had great night sleeps.

Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Apex Motor Lodge, General Manager at Apex Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2020

Good Afternoon
Thanks for taking the time to review. Both of us were pleased to see you had a great time here with your Family.
Its always great to get a good nights sleep and good to know our new beds work.
Thanks again.
Kind Regards Tony & Ru

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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Motel located between airport and Nelson city, only few minutes drive for both side. walk to the beach. KFC, Mac, few restaurants and 2 liqueur shops only minute away by walking.
Very friendly manager Tony gave us lots of helpful advice!
Rooms are a little bit old but nice and tidy.
Thank you Tony and your team gave our 4 families a very happy Christmas - New year holiday in Nelson.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank Colin P
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ApexMotorLodge, Owner at Apex Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2020

Good Morning and thank you for taking the time to put a review on-line we hope the rest of the travel and holiday was good and all families enjoyed it. We have been in the lodge for 1 year now and totally refurbished two rooms,done one side of the landscaping (including new out door lighting)so the plan this year is to continue with more rooms.
To give advise on the areas eateries and activities is easy when there is so much about. Thanks again for the review
Kind Regards Ru & Tony

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Reviewed 8 December 2019

I stay here regularly because of the great hosts, spotless rooms and updated decor. It is close to the beach and cafes .The gardens have been updated and the outside lighting too. The pool is inviting and a bonus in the summer.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank Panney2016
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ApexMotorLodge, Owner at Apex Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2019

Thank you for the great review. And thank you for noticing the updates and details.
Now having totally refurbished two rooms the next thing is the web site to show case these changes.
Hope to see you soon Kind regards Tony

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Reviewed 22 November 2019

We stayed with Tony and his team for 4 nights while attending the 2019 KTM ADVENTURE RALLYE. He went out of his way to help us with all our enquiries, gave us tips on where to eat and have a few quiet ones. we were even given the use of a water blaster to clean our bikes , 6 of them, after a muddy days riding.
i most definitely recommend staying with Tony at Apex Motor Lodge.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Thank mrviit
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ApexMotorLodge, Owner at Apex Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2019

Good Morning Thanks for the great review. It was great having you stay and with all the others on the KTM Adventure Rallye. It is easy to give advise for your needs as in Tahunanui there is so much close to the lodge. It was great to hear the stories of the event as it unfolded. Also after speaking with other guest the consideration you showed to them with early morning starts was outstanding. I would have no hesitation to recommend the event or yourselves.
Thanks again for the great review. Kind Regards Tony

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